We’ve all been there before: sitting on an uncomfortable couch at a department store while your girlfriend/wife/friend tries on everything in site. Turns out, all of that time shopping with the lady was good job training.

The Islanders made a killing at their private shopping event at Hugo Boss on Tuesday, March 6.

Complete with refreshments and amuse-bouches (yes that’s the plural for amuse-bouche - I looked it up, and no, I couldn’t have just said appetizers - these were different), the event paired each player with a personal stylist, each seemingly on a mission to take the players outside of their comfort zones and into some new colors.

That the event went twice as long as planned shouldn’t have surprised me. After watching the team crowd around the locker room mirror that morning before the team picture, I should have expected a long night at the mall.